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House of Leaves

by Mark Z. Danielewski

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated...

The 50s: The Story of a Decade

by The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder & David Remnick

Including contributions by Elizabeth Bishop • Truman Capote • John Cheever • Roald Dahl • Janet Flanner • Nadine Gordimer • A. J. Liebling • Dwight Macdonald • Joseph Mitchell • Marianne Moore...

At Home with Ernie Pyle

by Ernie Pyle & Owen V. Johnson

As anyone who has read his legendary WWII reporting knows, Ernie Pyle had an uncanny ability to connect with his readers, seeking out stories about the common people with whom he felt a special bond. A master...

Her Chronicles: Stories of Faith, Fear and Fortitude, Volume 1

by Jai Stone

Emotional Nudity (TM) is a way of living that starts with one simple act, telling the truth! This book is an anthology of 11 different women who were courageous enough to openly and honestly share their stories...

The Best American Short Stories 2015

by T.C. Boyle & Heidi Pitlor

Award-winning and best-selling author T.C. Boyle guest edits this year’s The Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.

100 Years of The Best American Short Stories

by Lorrie Moore & Heidi Pitlor

For the 100th anniversary of The Best American Short Stories series, a retrospective of stories selected by master of the form Lorrie Moore. The stories, along with one hundred years of behind-the-scenes anecdotes...

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

by 826 National & Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Orphan Master’s Son, works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year’s best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry,...

Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe & Patrick F. Quinn

Read throughout the world, admired by Dostoyevsky and translated by Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast and romantic failure. His nightmarish...

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South

by Rick Bragg


From the celebrated bestselling author of All Over but the Shoutin' and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the...

China Grove #1

by Russell Scott Anderson & Lucious "Luke" Lampton

It has a new short story from Ellen Gilchrist TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR, from her new book ACTS OF GOD, we also have an interview on a career that spans twenty books at this point with a new one on the way....

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

by Shirley Jackson, Laurence Hyman & Sarah Hyman Dewitt

From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings.

Shirley Jackson is one of...

The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories

by Bret Harte

Six of the great American storyteller's best tales: "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "Tennessee's Partner," "M'liss," "A Protégée of Jack Hamlin's," "An Ingénue of the Sierras," and the title tale.

After Ferguson, In Solidarity

by Tessara Dudley & Mariah Leewright

Every 28 hours, a Black person in the United States is shot by police. The reality of police violence touches many Black and Brown people every day, but the community response in Ferguson marked a change. Around...

New American Stories

by Ben Marcus

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled...

Castle Dangerous

by Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous (1831) was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

by H.p. Lovercraft

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a short epistolary novel (51,500 words) by H. P. Lovecraft, written in early 1927, but not published during the author's lifetime. Set in Lovecraft's hometown of Providence,...

Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage,...

The Coquette: or, The History of Eliza Wharton

by Hannah Webster Foster

The demise of a respectable but unloved fiancé introduces a sudden and intoxicating freedom into Eliza Wharton's life. Two new beaus vie for her attention: Reverend Boyer, a staid and proper clergyman, and...

Faulkner's Geographies

by Jay Watson & Ann J. Abadie

Essays that study mobility, place, and spatial imagination in the Nobel Laureate's work

American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected...